The amazing sailing monk of Clonfert.
As an abbot he took seventeen monks on the voyage of a lifetime in a large leather coracle.
In seven exciting years in the Atlantic they encountered everything from icebergs to volcanoes to impossible mythical monsters like whales.
Judging from the writings known as the ‘Navigational Exploits’ put together by a monk, they probably reached America nine hundred years before Columbus. After all, they were searching for the Blessed Land.
St. Brendan Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Brendan of Clonfert, Brendan the Navigator
Birth and Death Dates: 484-577
Celebration or Feast Day: May 16th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 81
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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